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Edwin Encarnacion

A-Rod deserves All-Star consideration

A-Rod the All-Star? Alex Rodriguez finished fifth in fan voting at designated hitter for the All-Star Game, but he's worthy of serious consideration. Starting lineups for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park were revealed Sunday and pitchers, reserves and the finalists for the Final Vote will be announced Monday. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy have tough tasks filling out the rosters. It's remarkable that Rodriguez even warrants discussion considering he missed the entire 2014 season while serving the longest penalty in baseball history related to performance-enhancing drugs. But the three-time AL MVP is having quite a...